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Eden Ballantyne Stories Alive
Stories for all ages, from all ages performing as a variety of characters, from Shakespearian troubadour to intergalactic space pirate. Eden regular performs at museums and outdoor events in the area, but captivates with an audience of all sizes of 300 and 3.

Mobile: 07901611789
Email = eden@storiesalive.co.uk

Website = http://www.storiesalive.co.uk



The Cloud Collector
A magical story-telling show for all the family. Cloud dragons galore in these original tales plus cloud making activities and face painting.
Contact : Matt Stradling
Victoria Rd. Scarborough YO11 1SY
Mobile: 07746 892494
Telephone: 01723 367800
Email: matt@cloudcollectors.co.uk

  • Raymond Greenoaken
    Comic, eerie, heroic and implausible tales with music and song. Children, adult and mixed audiences.
    Telephone: 0114 266 1158
    Email: raymond@rapscallion.plus.com
    Website: http://www.facebook.com/oaktales
  • Beth Guiver
    Telling interactive and lively folktales, myths and legends for children. Giants, tricksters, Wonder tales, African animal stories, all your classic local and British folktales. Singing, props and interesting characters met on every journey all adapted for age specific groups.
    Mobile: 07554796622
    Email: bethstoryteller@gmail.com
    Website: http://bethguiver.co.uk
  • Richard Harries - The Bard of Withernsea
    I write poetry and tell tales,this includes anecdotal poetry about my life and experiences and also some serious historical work. Another facet of my work are my fantasy children's poems. Many of my poems are online just google RCPOEMS+Youtube to see examples of my work. I am willing to travel if long distance would ask for expenses.
    Telephone: 01924 614602
    Email: richard@richardandeileen.co.uk
  • Linda Hencher
    Storyteller drawing on a wide variety of stories including local
    Yorkshire tales.
    Watersmeet, Wass Bank, Wass,
    York, North Yorkshire, YO61 4AX
    Telephone: 01347 868703
    Email: linda@wass.co.uk
  • Simon Heywood
    Storyteller (songwriter/musician)
    Telephone: 07772 947753
    Email: heywood.simon@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.simon-heywood.com/
  • Pete Keal
    "Folk tales, legends, trickster tales, myths, wonder tales and lies embracing the unusual, the magical, the humorous, the challenging and sometimes the thoroughly nasty . . . stories from many countries and cultures . . . stories with heroines . . . stories to absorb the listener . . . stories to touch the heart."
    Address: 12 Rose Grove, Mytholmroyd,
    Hebden Bridge HX7 5JG
    Telephone & Fax: 01422 885211
    Email: storyteller@petekeal.co.uk
    Website: http://petekeal.co.uk
  • Tony Morris
    A storyteller in the traditional sense, which is not at all the same thing as a teller of traditional stories. Tony turns everything into a story, delivering it spoken or sung, be it something that happened today, yesterday, last week, in his past or someone else’s past or the historic past whether Home or Abroad, in folk club, infant school, museum or network meeting, with traditional bardic instruments.
    Folk poet, singer-songwriter, actor, storyteller, multi-instrumental improviser, Amerynd Flute player (www.amerynd.co.uk) and recording artist.
    Address: 1 South View,
    Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 1PQ
    Telephone: 01947 603757
    Mobile: 07749505283
    Email: tonymorris.org.uk@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.tonymorris.org.uk

  • Vickie Orton Wordweaver
    Give Vickie a hint of the truth, a snatch of a yarn, an improbable fact & she will weave a fantastical tale. Stories old & new, stories from the local landscape, stories from around the world...listen out for giants, heroes, wayward tigers, tricksters, bees..the slightest whisper can weave a tale. Vickie will travel within the
    Yorkshire area telling tales to all age groups young & old to any event.
    Telephone: 01943 463393
    Email: mabel2syrup@gmail.com

  • Panryl The Wizard
    Peter J Parker, AKA "Panryl the Wizard" is a highly experienced costumed Storyteller, who tells old and new stories, some even written by the Wizard himself. He has countless magical tales, fantastic stories, myths and legends - many from modern times and several from long before time began. The Wizard tells his stories in such a way, that adults and children alike find wonderment in the magical atmosphere created.
    He has performed for visitors to English Heritage properties, Historic Houses and Castles ranging from Brodsworth Hall, Renishaw Hall to Parks, Woodlands, schools, special school and Retail Shopping Centres, Storytelling Clubs and Events and Festivals.
    Contact: Peter J Parker
    Address: 9, Burghley Close, Dinnington,
    Sheffield, S25 2XS
    Telephone: 01909 562120
    Mobile:: 07836 232993
    Email: storytellerpeterjparker@hotmail.co.uk
    Website: http://www.storytellerpeterjparker.co.uk
  • Helen M. Sant
    A custodian of story and words, offering workshops and retelling of myth, legend and world folklore - all ages and occasions.
    Mobile: 07734155200
    Email: yorkshirestoryteller@gmail.com
    Website: http://yorkshirestoryteller.com
  • Heather Sharpe
    Stories: eerie, awesome and enigmatic. Folk tales, Earth tales, wonders and myths learned in many places, shaped by time, told for adults and children. Workshops, courses, residencies. Available across the North of
    Telephone: 0113 274 1015
    Email: sharpe.stories@gmail.com
  • Adrian Spendlow
    Storyteller, Poet and Writer;
    Adrian is personal Skald to the chieftain of Viking Valley, Gudvangen, Norway.
    His lively unique approach to a wide range of topics including myth, folk-lore and history brings the stories alive and he is perhaps best known for his ability to adapt to your needs.
    Contact: Adrian Spendlow
    Address: 6 Acomb Mews,
    Front Street, Acomb, York, North Yorkshire YO24 3BQ
    Telephone: 01904 789950
    Email: adrianspendlow@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.adrianspendlow.co.uk
  • Noel Watkins
    An engaging, lively teller of both local stories and fairy and folk tales and myths and legends from around the world. Noel tailors his sessions to the needs of his audiences whether they are three or ninety three.
    26 Lea Street, Lindley, Huddersfield. HD3 3LS
    Telephone: 01484 427988 or 07986 095528
    Email: StorytellerNoel@aol.com




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